Now It’s The Voters’ Turn

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 – Steve Fermier and Associated Press

Elections officials are expecting fully 60 percent of registered voters to head off to the polls today in Maryland. 

One big draw…the rematch between Maryland’s two biggest political rivals.

Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, and Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich will be making their last campaign stops today. Both will be heading to polling stations throughout the day to greet voters.

Ehrlich and his wife Kendel will be voting near their home in Annapolis. O’Malley took advantage of early voting, and already has cast his ballot.

Ehrlich will be gathering with supporters Tuesday evening at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County.

O’Malley will be at the American Visionary Arts Museum Tuesday evening in Baltimore.

Voters in Anne Arundel County are deciding the fate of plans for a slots parlor at the Arundel Mills Mall.

Question A – if approved – would allow developer David Cordish to move ahead with plans for the state’s largest casino right next to the mall.

Several groups have been pouring money and time into a campaign to stop him.

Jockey club president Tom Chuckas said this week that if voters approve the zoning ordinance for a casino at the mall, live racing in Maryland would be reduced to 40 days at Pimlico.

Cordish countered, earlier this month, saying he would simply buy the tracks and upgrade them.

Voters also will decide on city, county, state, and federal offices including US Senator and House members. There also are varied ballot questions in several counties.

Follow the counting of your vote after polls close tonight with wall to wall coverage on WBAL AM 1090 and, and tomorrow morning with a wrap-up and analysis on Maryland’s Morning News.

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